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Author:  J Kaufman [ Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Today's stylistic guidance

AP doesn't think you need to hyphenate homemade, so don't hyphenate housemade. Unless you do hyphenate house-made, which is okey-dokey, because AP also hyphenates house-made. Anyway, when did the homely old word [in use since at least the 17th century, and frequently not used literally, since it can also mean something that's cooked up in a restaurant] lose out to this unnecessary neologism?

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